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Physical education for all: the impact of standards and curriculum on student choice: Deborah Tannehill

Introduction It should be stated that no chapter could hope to address all issues related to the impact of curriculum and curricular decisions on physical education for all students. This chapter is no exception, although the curriculum issues selected are those that appear most meaningful to the young people I have observed, or with whom I have worked, on two continents, and are those which reflect issues that have been prominent in research. It is my hope that the issues chosen and comments presented will cause us to think critically about how we might investigate ways of using our curricular choices to increase opportunities for and interest in physical education and physical activity. Highlighting similarities and differences from the UK to Ireland and from the US to Australia, the issues selected for discussion have been investigated in varying contexts.